Queens, NY

We can hardly believe it's been FIVE YEARS, but we're as stoked as ever to have come away from New York with another great event under our belt at Dece Skatepark in Astoria Park! Despite a strong cold wind, the good vibes at the park warmed up the contest well.

Belief NYC, once again, sponsored the contest, and Dimitri helped us pull it all together in Astoria. Grateful for the Queens family coming through and keeping this annual event special! When you can, SUPPORT THE HOMIE! Joel needs your help, and giving to or sharing this link is the best karma: gofundme.com/joels-staples

Students and non-students alike came out in droves for the event on Saturday, Sep 30th! From all five boroughs, the greater northeast, and even Lima, Peru, skaters showed up for the big day. Once again, Monster Energy made sure that everyone stayed hydrated & hyped! The top dudes walked away with fat prize packs, thanks to all of our sponsors! The podiums ended up looking like this:

Student Division:

1.Bryan Pascual (@3m.bry) - Bryant HS

2.Joshua “Pepe” Boody (@playboypepe) - ACTVF

3.Joshua Carter (@ok_fella) - Co-Op Tech

Non-student Division:

1.Nico Ramos (@back3n1co)

2.Helaman Campos (@helamancampos)

3.Andrew Valencia (@mr.fuegoo)

*** An extra Shout Out to Kenny Gonzalez for winning our Monster Energy Best Trick Contest!

All of the event PHOTOS were taken and edited by Amy Torres (@treeeyes)!

The contest VIDEO was filmed and edited by Chris Nadziejko (@nadzfilmz)!

Big shouts out to our awesome event judges: Bryan Davis of Fairweather Skateboards, Dom Susca of Canal NY, and Danny Fedkenheuer of Concrete Wave Magazine!

Thanks to everyone that came out and helped, skated, and chilled with us at Astoria Park!

Our Sponsors are the Best!

Thank You:

Monster Energy

Belief NYC

almost Skateboards

Ambush Board Co.

Chapel Clothing


enjoi Skateboards

Lowcard Mag


Outdoor Tech

Real Skateboards

Santa Cruz Skateboards

Spitfire Wheels

Thunder Trucks

Transworld SKATEboarding


Z-Flex Skateboards

Zoo York

R.I.P. Dece

Much <3 to Astoria, Queens, New York